Weekend Open Thread: In Which a Pre-Existing Condition is Cured





Hi — I’m back posting again.  Had a busy month behind me, but more on that another time.

This will be short for now, but Vern and I (and perhaps others) will likely be adding to it in time.

For now, I just wanted you to have a look at a brief introduction to a speech, at this link:

In it, a Republican who opposed Obama aggressively and (he now admits) unfairly, talks about what happened to him when he was diagnosed with a medical condition in college.  What happened to him, that is, besides losing his insurance eligibility, forgoing necessary treatment, bankruptcy, and a few other things.  What happened to him was: Obama signed the Affordable Care Act.  Watch the rest yourself.

This is your Weekend Open Thread.  Talk about that, or anything else you’d like, within reasonable bounds of decency and decorum.

About Greg Diamond

Somewhat verbose attorney, semi-disabled and semi-retired, residing in northwest Brea. Occasionally ran for office against jerks who otherwise would have gonr unopposed. Got 45% of the vote against Bob Huff for State Senate in 2012; Josh Newman then won the seat in 2016. In 2014 became the first attorney to challenge OCDA Tony Rackauckas since 2002; Todd Spitzer then won that seat in 2018. Every time he's run against some rotten incumbent, the *next* person to challenge them wins! He's OK with that. Corrupt party hacks hate him. He's OK with that too. He does advise some local campaigns informally and (so far) without compensation. (If that last bit changes, he will declare the interest.) His daughter is a professional campaign treasurer. He doesn't usually know whom she and her firm represent. Whether they do so never influences his endorsements or coverage. (He does have his own strong opinions.) But when he does check campaign finance forms, he is often happily surprised to learn that good candidates he respects often DO hire her firm. (Maybe bad ones are scared off by his relationship with her, but they needn't be.)